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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Big Challenge Week 8

Week 8! Not that I'm panicking, but I've passed the half -way mark and only have 7 weeks left to raise 4,000 for Florida! Ebay was helpful in getting me closer to my goal. This week I listed 41 items and had 22 relists. Here's the top sellers...
This Donna Ricco New York Size 10 Silk Dress cost .50 at a yard sale. It sold for $12.00
Laura is right about her overalls- These Calvin Klein size M sold for 11.00.
And these Ralph Lauren jeans that didn't sell last week were relisted for 2.99. They sold for $17.50!

Craig, on the otherhand, the love of my resale life, has failed me these last few weeks. The calls have slowed, the visits have virtually stopped- Why Craig? Why? My only sale this week was this little tykes wagon
I purchased it for $4 and listed it for $25. However, I discovered it had a problem with one of the front wheels so I had to explain the issue and lower the price to $10. I received so many calls on this- One lady looked at it, but thought it had 2 seats, so she passed. Another lady, that I agreed to meet halfway (never do this, I repeat, NEVER do this) decided it was too big- But finally it sold for $10. Another issue this week was with ebay. One of my customers never received an item they purchased. It's not cost effective to do shipping insurance on clothing items so I had no options but to give a full refund. -8.00 from the profit column this week!

On a happier note (sorry if I've put you into a resale depression- welcome to my World!) I'm having a garage sale this Saturday! Actually, my daughter is having a garage sale for me this Saturday. Oh, I'll be there, but not until I've done a little trash collecting of my own. If you're in the area, stop by. I'll have lots of frames (you know I love them, but I've got to earn some cash for the trip) home decor, furniture, clothes, toys, etc., etc. Hope to see you there. Love, Kelly

Ebay Profits: This week: 192.97 Challenge Total: 1206.89
Craigslist Profits: This week $10.00 Challenge Total: 945.00
This weeks Costs: -21.50 (clothes) -20.05 (ebay fees) -11.53(paypal fees) -4.00 (Cost to buy craigslist items) -8.00 (refund to ebay customer)
Total Challenge Costs: 636.39
Total Profit: $1515.50

1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura and Kelly! I adore your blog! I would love to be featured for a project that me and my sisters did!